On Mon, 2008-08-25 at 08:53 -0700, John Christopher wrote:
> I have about 1,000 multi-page TIFF files I must edit.
> I only want to edit the first page of each file (I must
> delete some text from the first page of each document)
> and then save it.

I might be wrong about this but I believe GIMP will read multi-page
TIFFs but cannot write multi-page TIFFs.

> What is the best way to solve this problem?

When you open the TIFF, select open to layers.  The first page will be
the bottom layer.  Turn off visibility of all the other layers and make
sure the bottom layer is active in the Layers dialog.  Then you can edit
that page.

When you save, save it as a multi-layered PNG.  Then use ImageMagick's
"convert" tool to convert it to a multi-layered TIFF:

convert file.png file.tiff

That should do it (I think), though I can't vouch for the quality of the
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